FlinterFile: The Bee Gees- Stayin’ Alive

The movie Saturday Night Fever produced four number 1 hits in the US, of which this was the second.The song can be heard when the film opens and is about more than just disco: it is about the drive to do more and keeping up, even after struggling in life. Robert Stigwood, who produced the movie, actually wanted to have a song called Saturday Night. The Bee Gees didn’t want to do that, as their were many disco songs with these words in the title. If Stigwood hadn’t taken this song, the Bee Gees had used it on their own album. The recordings were done in a studio in France, where, as they discovered later, a lot of porno movies were made. The interesting thing about the song is the rhythm, which is almost perfect for reanimation. The reason is that the drummer played after the heartbeat of the keyboard player, which was put on the speakers, making use of electrodes. As said, it was number 1 in the US in 1978. In the UK, it made number 4. Enjoy

The Bee Gees- Stayin’ Alive


Posted on February 3, 2018, in 1970-1979, FlinterFiles Song Archive and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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